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  • Significant progress has been made in improving access to electricity, but 789 million people worldwide still go without. The gap for cleaner cooking is even greater: 2.8 billion people worldwide cannot cook cleanly and safely. The reliability of energy delivery is also still a massive challenge. The energy finance scenario is complex and varies widely […]

  • There are still 2.8 billion people worldwide who lack access to clean cooking solutions, a figure that has remained stubbornly high. This persistent gap shows that despite huge efforts, cookstove initiatives have largely failed to reach scale. Among other issues, access to affordable finance is still an immense barrier. Of the US$4.4 billion annual investments […]

  • After an extensive selection and learning program, Climate Tracker and Hivos awarded 12 emerging young climate and energy journalists with an investigative fellowship to uncover the stories behind Africa’s renewable energy challenge. The fellowship is the last – and due to the COVID situation, changed – stage of the in January launched energy journalism competition […]

  • Op-ed by Eco Matser*   The Sustainable Development goals on energy speak clear: universal access energy and clean cooking by 2030 (SDG7). But the current efforts are still lagging several steps behind the specific needs of the communities and are not enough to achieve energy access for all, especially clean cooking solutions. Numerous studies have […]

  • Hivos and partners have released a briefing note on the impacts of Covid-19 on rural communities and informal and small businesses operating in these communities. Based on our analysis, we developed a set of recommendations for policy and practice on how to support the most vulnerable, including low-income households, women and MSMEs, while promoting an […]

  • Working together with communities and investing in their social capacity are the key to success in the transition to 100% electric cooking, shows the new “Beyond Fire: Backcasting a pathway to fully electric cooking in rural Kenya by 2030” released by Hivos and the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI). This new report calls for a better […]

  • Since 2016, the Energy Change Lab has worked on a project to ensure that electricity can be used for economic and social gain. Going beyond electricity for household use, people are now using electricity to run businesses and improve their income. The Energy Change Lab in cooperation with CEFA has developed a mobile unit, travelling […]

  • The response to the Covid-19 crisis must not divert the world away from reaching the climate goals, a just energy transition and an equal and inclusive society, say Eco Matser (Program Manager Climate & Energy at Hivos), Sheila Oparaocha (International Coordinator and Program Manager at ENERGIA) and Hon. Kandeh Yumkella (Ph.D., Founder & CEO of […]

  • Op-ed by Eco Matser   The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated inequalities and revealed to what extent current economic models are not sustainable. It has also shown that most countries are not equipped to cope with a health crisis. The World Food Program is warning that the lives and livelihoods of 265 million people in low […]

  • High-scoring 100&Change applications featured in Bold Solutions Network San Francisco, CA February 19 2020 — The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation today unveiled that “25×25: End Energy Poverty Faster,” submitted by the 25×25 Electricity Access Acceleration Collaborative, was one of the highest-scoring proposals, designated as the Top 100, in its 100&Change competition for […]